Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Panel Votes to Maintain Pork Fund.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Michael Davis Journal Staff Writer

SANDOVAL COUNTY

The Sandoval County Commission reversed a unanimous decision to eliminate the county's $250,000 "pork" budget by a 3-2 vote Thursday night.

Comissioners Jack Thomas, William Sapien and Elizabeth Johnson voted to reinstate the fund. Commissioners Daymon Ely and David Bency voted no.

Both Sapien and Johnson had voted with Bency and Ely last month to remove the fund. Thomas was absent during the vote.

However, the fund may still be in limbo because it draws money off the top of the general fund, or operating budget, and was not formed by a resolution. Bency is asking the state Attorney General's office to investigate possible violations of state anti-donation laws regarding the fund. …

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